Welcome to Class 1R

Key Stage 1 Leader

Key Stage 1 Leader

Miss Regan

Hello, I’m Miss Regan, I am Key Stage 1 Leader and Acting Assistant Head. I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next academic year.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Miss Guy

Hi, my name is Miss. Guy. I am an ETA in Year 1 and I am a lunchtime supervisor. I enjoy and particularly setting up outdoor games for all to play at lunchtime!

Class 1R curriculum

Autumn term

Our topic question this term is

“Our topic this term is Why were Neil Armstrong & Christopher Columbus very brave people?”

This topic will give the children the opportunity to be space explorers and find out lots of interesting facts about the universe. They will have the chance to design and build a rocket, carry out scientific investigations and learn about the planets. They will also learn about the first moon landing and create a fact file about Neil Armstrong. They will also learn about where in the world Christopher Columbus travelled and how.

RE

  • Be able to talk about our families and celebrations.
  • Begin to retell the religious Bible stories through art work, drama and writing.
  • Recognise religious celebrations such as Baptism and the signs and symbols that go with this special event.
  • Recognise some signs and symbols of Lent and Easter and use some religious words.
  • Recognise some ways in which we can look after God’s family.
  • Recognise some ways in which we as Christians prepare for Easter.
  • Be able to talk about Jesus’ death.
  • Be able to talk about Holy Week and Easter and how it makes us feel.

english

  • Include full stops, capital letters, finger spaces and conjunctions within our writing
  • Use phonics to help with spellings
  • Read stories about different experiences
  • Writing postcards.
  • Writing letters.
  • To be able to ask and punctuate questions accurately.
  • Use cursive writing
  • Use drama to explore stories in greater depth.

 

PSHE

  • Discuss what makes a good friend.
  • How to play nicely with others.
  • How to act when people need help.
  • Be aware of people that can help us.
  • Try out best to be kind and caring to others.

Geography

  • Locate where Christopher Columbus travelled
  • Locate America on a map
  • Developing basic geographical language to refer to key physical and human features.
  • Keep a weather chart—looking at rainfall and temperature.

 

Design and Technology

  • Be able to evaluate our own and others work stating what we like and dislike
  • Use a variety of equipment
  • Use a range of materials
  • Design a meerkat home.

 

mathematics

Spring 1:

  • Time: Tell the time to the hour and half-past the hour; solve practical problems for time.
  • Exploring calculation strategies within 20: Represent and use number bonds; use concrete and pictorial representation to solve one-step problems.
  • Numbers to 50: Count, read, write, identify, represent in numerals and words; recognise place value.

Spring 2:

  • Addition and subtraction within 20: Comparison and difference. Represent and use number bonds; read, write, interpret and solve one-step problems.
  • Fractions: Recognise, find and name a half and a quarter as one of two or four equal parts respectively.
  • Measures: Length and mass
  • Compare, describe, measure, record and solve practical problems.

science

  • Identify different climates.
  • Identify, sort and group materials
  • Know that materials have different properties – transparent, waterproof, etc.
  • Use our investigative skills to test which materials are most suitable for different purposes. Cold and warm, thermal?

 

Physical education

  • Be able to follow instructions
  • Be aware of health and safety
  • Understand why we need to warm up and cool down
  • Safely use a variety of apparatus.
  • Take part in bush-craft activities

 

Computing

  • Use sound recording equipment.
  • Develop our skills in saving and storing sounds.
  • Develop collaboration skills as we work as a group.
  • Understand how a talking book differs from a paper-based book.
  • Talk about our use of ICT.
  • Share our recordings with an audience.
  • Recognise common uses of information the technology beyond school.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully.

Art

  • Use a range of drawing techniques to complete drawings of space
  • Use our pencil/drawing techniques to copy/design postcards.
  • Mix paints to make a sea painting
  • Look at the works of Kandinsky

 

Music

  • Be able to play musical instruments to space themed music

Homework

This will continue to be handed out on a Friday and will be collected back in the following Wednesday.

Children will have independent reading books which will be brought home once a week and MUST be returned to school on their reading day.  Reading records will be given to the children for parents to fill out as and when their child reads during the week at home.

Spellings will not be sent home as a list to learn, as a spelling test. It will be an additional piece of English homework, linking to phonic sounds.

School Trips

To support Year 1 with their topic ‘Why do we love to be beside the seaside?’, we will be arranging for the children to visit Tropical World (details to follow).  Please see Year 1 teachers or Mrs. Watt regarding any problems/payments

Year 1 Assemblies

Our class assembly will take place on Wednesday 18th June

Our Class Blog

What happens in our class? have a look at all the blog post direct from the classroom. 

Baptism

As part of the Year 1 RE topic Families & Celebrations we have been looking at celebrations in Church and how you become part of God's family. We acted out a Baptism - the children took on the roles of Priest, parents and Godparents. The children could then talk...

Christopher Columbus

Our topic this term is Why are Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong very brave people? At the start of the term the children didn't know who these famous people were. We did some research and they now know Christopher Columbus was very brave because he travelled to...

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